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Blog | Give Happy, Live Happy National Volunteer Week

Give Happy, Live Happy - National Volunteer Week 2015

12/5/2015 - Paloma Wraith, Volunteer Coordinator, COTA SA

volunteer week 2015National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of Volunteers and Volunteerism in Australia and provides an opportunity to highlight the significant value of Volunteers.

This year's campaign theme is:

"Give Happy, Live Happy"

More than 6 million Australian volunteers give happiness to others each year and research shows that volunteers are happier as a result - visit Volunteering Australia for more information

This National Volunteer Week (11-17th May 2015) we celebrate COTA SA volunteer's contribution to making Australia the happiest place on earth!

Fun facts about volunteering from Volunteering Australia

  • 95% of volunteers say that volunteering is related to feelings of wellbeing.
  • Altruistic emotions and behaviours are associated with greater well-being, health, and longevity.
  • Volunteering is highly associated with greater health and happiness.

Visit this Fun Facts page for more fun volunteering facts.

From 1st May 2014 to 30th April 2015 COTA SA Volunteers have contributed more than 2700 hours of service and in addition to this are the many hours contributed by our Board, Policy Council and External Committee Representatives.

COTA SA will be holding our Volunteer Recognition Event (attendance by invitation only) on Thursday 14th May, we will be honouring the generous service of all COTA SA volunteers who contribute so much to COTA while enriching their quality of life and increasing social cohesion through their engagement in the work of COTA SA.

At this event volunteers will be presented with awards in recognition of their service - watch the website for details of award recipients after the event.

We're always keen to recruit new volunteers so if you would like more information on volunteering with COTA SA please visit the Volunteering section of our website or Contact Us.